Setting up the SMTP contact form in Wordpress

Tutorials Email | wordpress | smtp | plugin | contact form | mail
This article explains how to install and set up an SMTP mail plugin in Wordpress
by Mihai BobriucViews 357Updated now 1 yearPublished 01/10/2019


This tutorial explains how to install and set up an SMTP mail plugin in Wordpress.


  • A valid hosting account and domain
  • Wordpress application installed on hosting and access to its administration panel
  • A mailbox created in cPanel

Steps to follow:

  • In the main page of the Wordpress administration panel navigate to plugins then select adaugare , nou
  • In the search box on the top right, write the name of the desired plugin, in this case "WP Mail SMTP by WPForms"


  • from the search results we will install the plugin with the name in question by selecting the button instalarePlugin SMTP
  • after successfully installing the plugin select the button activare
  • It will redirect to the page of plugins installed in the current instance of Wordpress. In this page you will have to enter the plugin settings to be configured correctly, by pressing the button within the plugin in question

instalare SMTP

  • In the page that will be displayed, you will enter an email address created on hosting and validate the "From Mail" section

adaugare adresa email

  • if the box is checked any other mailboxes set in other SMTP plugins will be ignored, and mails will be sent through this address
  • In the "From Name" box, enter the name you want to appear on the sender

adaugare adresa email

  • if the box is checked  any other name set in other plugins will be ignored and the one set in this plugin will be used.
    By checking the box "Return Path" the box in question will be used to receive reports of undelivered mails.

rapoarte mail-uri nelivrate

  • In the "Mailer" section, you can choose several mail service providers that can be set in the form. In the present case, the local mail service offered by Hostico will be used through the "Other SMTP" option

furnizori servicii mail

  • In the "SMTP Host" field, fill in the name of the local mail server used in the form:

server de mail

  • In the "Encryption" section, select the "TSL" protocol

criptare , protocol

  • SMTP Port will be automatically set to port 587

port smtp

  • Authentication will always be "ON"


  • SMTP Username will be the full name of the email address used

nume adresa de mail

  • SMTP Password will be the password of the mailbox used

parola casuta de mail

  • At the end of the settings, press the button
  • After successfully saving the settings, a confirmation message will be displayed at the top of the page

salvare setari

  • To test the functionality of the plugin and the correctness of the settings, access the "Email Test" page at the top of the current page

email test

  • In the "Send To" field, enter the email address to which you want to send a test email, then press the button

trimitere email test


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